Flights to Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh is the second largest city in the state of Pennsylvania. It’s situated in the west of the state, and despite its history as an industrial, steel-manufacturing city it’s actually a very attractive place to visit.
The Pittsburgh International Airport (airport code: PIT) is one of the busiest in the state, and it’s connected to the city by bus and taxi services. It was the first airport in the world to offer free Wi-Fi in the passenger terminal! Flights to Pittsburgh can be booked on British Midland or Virgin Atlantic with two stops, first in London and then in New York City. If you get a flight to Pittsburgh with South African Airways, you’ll make more European transfers in Frankfurt and Paris.
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The Tourist Attractions in Pittsburgh:
With two rivers dissecting Pittsburgh, and the downtown area sitting on a peninsula, Pittsburgh is almost Manhattan-like in appearance! However, this city is far smaller than New York and a lot less built up, making it a popular alternative to some of the US’s larger cities.
The Carnegie Museums
Pittsburgh is a good choice if you’re a museum lover, as the city is home to many excellent museums including a collection of Carnegie Museums that are reputed as some of the best in the world.
The Carnegie Museum of Art features contemporary art, displayed within five galleries on differing themes – the Hall of Architecture, the Hall of Sculpture, the Ailsa Mellon Bruce Galleries, the Heinz Architectural Center, and the Scaife Galleries.
The Carnegie Museum of Natural History is ranked within the top 5 natural history museums in the United States and has extensive collections including dinosaurs, while the interesting and educational Carnegie Science Center is the most visited museum in Pittsburgh.
Other Museums in Pittsburgh
In addition to the Carnegie Museum of Art Pittsburgh has several other museums dedicated to art. The Andy Warhol Museum, as the name suggests, is dedicated solely to this artist who was born here in Pittsburgh, plus you might like to visit the ArtGardens of Pittsburgh, and the Frick Art and Historical Center.
There are several attractive parks in Pittsburgh of which Frick Park is the largest. Full of woods and trails this makes a nice place to come and walk or relax, or head to the Frick Environmental Center where there are nature programs hosted for children, plus a wildlife viewing area of a parcel of woodland.
While Pittsburgh may not have some of the country’s most famous buildings and landmarks it has an impressive skyline all the same. The downtown area features numerous skyscrapers, and these along with the bridges that connect the downtown peninsula with other areas of the city make this a very photogenic place.
When Should You Visit?:
There are advantages and disadvantages to visiting Pittsburgh at any time of the year, so you need to weigh them up and consider what time of year would be best for you to visit. Summers are warm though humid, and this is the wettest time of the year, especially from May to July. Late spring and early autumn can be pleasant, but winters can be quite cool and have a fair amount of snowfall.